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Should I remove PowerChute Business Edition Agent?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
4% remove it96% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #29,634
United States Rank #24,585
Reach 0.0049%


VersionDistribution 12.37% 28.87% 5.15% 28.87% 24.74%

Typically installed together

PowerChute Business Edition Agent

What is PowerChute Business Edition Agent?  (from American Power Conversion)

PowerChute Business Edition software provides UPS management, safe system shutdown and innovative energy management capabilities. In the event of an extended power outage, graceful unattended shutdown ensures no information is lost and time to recovery is minimized. Energy cost and CO2 reporting provides greater unders...  Read more


PowerChute Business Edition Agent is a program developed by American Power Conversion. The most used version is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. It adds a Browser Helper Object (BHO) to Internet Explorer. The software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The software installer includes 53 files and is usually about 40.17 MB (42,120,042 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 10. While about 57% of users of PowerChute Business Edition Agent come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.apc.com/products/family/?id=125
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\APC\PowerChute Business Edition
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{BCE9F441-9027-4911-82E0-5FB28057897D}\setup.exe" -runfromtemp -l0x0409 AnyText -removeonly
Estimated size: 40.17 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by PowerChute Business Edition Agent

  • upslist.exe - PowerChute Business Edition Device List
  • wizard.exe - APC PowerChute Business Edition Wizard
  • hibernate.exe
  • msvcr71.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft® Visual Studio .NET (Microsoft® C Runtime Library)
  • Notifier.exe
  • pbeagent.exe (by APC) - PowerChute Business Edition Agent
  • shutdown.exe
  • SysLogger.exe
  • console.exe (by APC) - PowerChute Business Edition Console
  • dac.exe
  • mso.exe
  • awt.dll (by Sun Microsystems) - Java(TM) Platform SE 6 U19 (Java(TM) Platform SE binary)
  • axbridge.dll (by Sun Microsystems) - ActiveX Bridge for JavaBeans(TM)
  • cmm.dll (by Eastman Kodak Company) - KODAK DIGITAL SCIENCE Java CMM
  • dcpr.dll
  • deploy.dll - Java(TM) Deployment Library
  • deploytk.dll
  • dt_shmem.dll
  • dt_socket.dll
  • eula.dll - EULA
  • fontmanager.dll
  • hpi.dll
  • hprof.dll
  • instrument.dll
  • ioser12.dll
  • j2pcsc.dll
  • j2pkcs11.dll
  • jaas_nt.dll
  • java.dll
  • java.exe
  • java_crw_demo.dll
  • javacpl.exe - Java(TM) Control Panel
  • java-rmi.exe
  • javaw.exe
  • javaws.exe - Java(TM) Web Start Launcher
  • jawt.dll
  • jbroker.exe
  • JdbcOdbc.dll
  • jdwp.dll
  • jkernel.dll
  • jli.dll
  • jp2iexp.dll
  • jp2launcher.exe
  • jp2native.dll
  • jp2ssv.dll
  • jpeg.dll
  • jpicom.dll - Java(TM) Plug-in COM Library
  • libapc32.dll - APC modified Open SSL v0.9.6m
  • sslapc32.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • jp2ssv.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Java(tm) Plug-In 2 SSV Helper' with the class of {DBC80044-A445-435b-BC74-9C25C1C588A9}.
  • pbeagent.exe runs as a service named 'APC PBE Agent' (APCPBEAgent) "PowerChute Business Edition Agent".
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • pbeagent.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\APC\PowerChute Business Edition\agent\pbeagent.exe'.

How do I remove PowerChute Business Edition Agent?

You can uninstall PowerChute Business Edition Agent from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program PowerChute Business Edition Agent, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove PowerChute Business Edition Agent.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by PowerChute Business Edition Agent you can restore them to their previous default settings.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
Mozilla Firefox
Google Chrome

Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 4%
Keep it 96%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 67.01%
Windows 10 22.68%
Windows XP 6.19%
Windows Vista 4.12%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 34.02%
Windows 7 Ultimate 16.49%
Windows 7 Home Premium 10.31%
Windows 10 Pro 8.25%
Microsoft Windows XP 6.19%
Windows 8 Pro 4.12%

Distribution by countryGeography

56.67% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 56.67%
  Germany 5.00%
  United Kingdom 5.00%
  Australia 3.33%
  France 2.50%
  Canada 2.50%
  RS 1.67%
  Russia 1.67%
  Greece 1.67%
  Poland 1.67%
  Italy 1.67%
  Saudi Arabia 1.67%
  Singapore 0.83%
  South Africa 0.83%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 28.81%
Hewlett-Packard 25.42%
Intel 8.47%
Lenovo 5.08%
Gateway 3.39%
ASUS 3.39%
American Megatrends 1.69%
Acer 1.69%
Sony 1.69%
Common models
Dell Studio XPS 435T/9000 7.04%
Gigabyte X58A-UD7 2.82%
Gigabyte X58A-UD3R 2.82%
HP Compaq Pro 4300 SFF PC 2.82%
Dell OptiPlex 960 2.82%
Gateway 842GM ... 2.82%


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